HP Officejet Pro 8500 - Change the Lighter / Darker setting

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Change the Lighter / Darker setting
You can change the contrast of a fax to be darker or lighter than the original. This
feature is useful if you are faxing a document that is faded, washed out, or
handwritten. You can darken the original by adjusting the contrast.

NOTE: The Lighter / Darker setting applies to black-and-white faxes only.

When you exit the Fax menu, this option returns to the default setting unless you set
your changes as the default.

To change the Lighter / Darker setting from the device control panel
Load your originals. For additional information, see

Load the originals


2. Press FAX.

The Enter Number prompt appears.

3. Enter the fax number by using the keypad, press Speed Dial to select a speed

dial, or press Redial/Pause to redial the last number dialed.

4. Press Options and then select Lighter / Darker.
5. Press the right arrow, , to lighten the fax or press the left arrow, , to darken it.

The indicator moves to the left or right as you touch an arrow button.

6. Press START FAX Black.

If the device detects an original loaded in the automatic document feeder, it sends
the document to the number you entered.